boring grown-up stuff

May. 25th, 2017 03:57 pm
deird1: lilac flowers, with text "how do they rise up" (lilac)
[personal profile] deird1
When I was about 11, my mum had a birthday. And when I asked her what she wanted for a present, she said "Oooh... I'd really like a new kettle." (Or something of that nature. Grown up, kitcheny, and boring, that's the main thing I remember.)

I rolled my eyes, and said "No, Mum, something you want, not just something practical."



...so, I was rather clueless.



I turned 35 today, and my presents included two cooking thermometers, a bunch of flowers, a CD for my kids to listen to, a casserole for my family to eat for dinner sometime this week, and a dutch oven. And they are ALL AWESOME. A decade ago, I would not have realised how boring my future presents would be - or how much I would consider them superb and wonderful and not boring at all...

dilemma

May. 18th, 2017 11:52 am
deird1: Mother Gothel, swooning dramatically (Gothel swoon)
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Seriously considering sending my kids to the school with no easy transport options.


Because I'd like to send my kids to a school where we can walk together (when they're young), and then they can ride their bikes (when they're older), and on wet days they can catch the bus (from literally across the road), and when I'm not home I can tell them to walk to Grandma's house instead, because it's on the way.

But...

There's this school which is none of those things. They couldn't walk there. They couldn't ride there. They couldn't catch a bus there. It would involve me driving them every single day until they turned 12.

...and it's a bilingual school. A bilingual English/German school, where all the grade 6 kids are legitimately fluent in German, and they have maths classes in German, and art classes in German, and science lessons in German, and literally half their schooling is in German.


Today I learned that the two bits of schooling that matter to me most are the independent transport options and the languages. And that I can't have both at once.

A Plea to My Head

May. 15th, 2017 10:22 pm
amarie24: (Worried Misty Knight)
[personal profile] amarie24
C'mon, now. Cut this debilitating headache mess out. Please. Pretty, pretty please with a cherry on top.

Please cut it out.

I already ain't cleaned house on Sunday night like I wanted to 'cause of you. Ain't washed my glorious afro 'cause of you Sunday night, either. And now I ain't even done my daily moisturizing and combing routine for my afro today. Again, because of you.

I barely got energy to even get into the shower and make food.

C'mon, now. head. C'mon, now. I got things to do. I got posts to write, friends to talk to, internet browsing time to waste, games to play, YouTube videos to watch, and more posts to write.

I got things to do.

Please. I'm begging you at this point.

-sighs and pops my Naproxen prescription-
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